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How to get better endorsements on LinkedIn [Facebook LIVE episode #11 on Standing Out]

September 24, 2017 The Job Hunt

Your endorsements and recommendations inform your digital brand. You have two options. You can either think about the skills that you want to own or...

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How to make your LinkedIn headline shine [Facebook LIVE episode #10 on Standing Out]

September 18, 2017 The Job Hunt

Too few LinkedIn headlines impress me. Most LinkedIn users let LinkedIn influence their brand. Did you know that recruiters don’t read through most profiles? Do...

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How to be creative in your job search [Facebook LIVE episode #9 on Standing Out]

September 11, 2017 The Job Hunt

If you want to work for a stand-out company that gets loads of resumes then you’ll have to go that extra mile to get...

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Who else hates putting themselves out there? [Facebook LIVE episode #8 on Standing Out]

September 4, 2017 The Job Hunt

This piece of advice is the one that sends my clients kicking and screaming. Yet, it has the potential to “bubble wrap” you from staying...

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How not to “use people” to get a job [Facebook LIVE episode #7 on Standing Out]

August 28, 2017 The Job Hunt

Do you know people who work for your ideal employer? Do you know how to get them to help you in your job search?...

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How to prove you’re analytical [Facebook LIVE episode #6 on Standing Out]

August 14, 2017 The Job Hunt

It seems that everyone wants to hire a perfect superhuman with both amazing writing and analytical skills. Honestly, you are in luck if you can...

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An external candidate’s worst nightmare [Facebook LIVE Episode #22: Round One Interview w/HR]

August 7, 2017 Interviewing

If you are an external candidate, then you don’t want to hear these three words: “we hired internally.” However, let’s get real, at least you...

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cover letters

Who reads cover letters? [Facebook LIVE episode #5 on Standing Out]

August 7, 2017 Effective Networking

The jury is out whether anyone will read your cover letter. It’s a great excuse that many candidates use in order to rationalize not writing...

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You are not the right fit – what that means [Facebook LIVE Episode #21: Round One Interview w/HR]

July 31, 2017 Interviewing

You might think you a great fit for the role you’ve been scoping out for weeks online. You may feel like you’d fit like a...

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hidden job market

Hidden job market, anyone? [Facebook LIVE Episode #20: Round One Interview w/HR]

July 25, 2017 Interviewing

A seasoned recruiter recently shared the following tidbit: Did you know that when you go on a round one interview with HR that you can...

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Interview Question: What would you rather do X or Y?

Interview Insights | Interview Question: What would you rather do X or Y? This is a very frequent occurrence. A recruiter accepts your invite for...

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Interview Insights | Key Question: What didn’t you enjoy about your last job?

April 30, 2015 Interviewing

What didn’t you enjoy about your last job? You likely have a laundry list of items; yet, it is in poor form to complain during...

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Interview Insights | Interview Question: What are your salary expectations?

What are your salary expectations? There are a few great ways to approach this question as well as lame ones. The best way to tackle...

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Interview Insights | Key Question: Why don’t we start with you asking me questions. [Template & Sample]

April 13, 2015 Interviewing

Interview question: Why don’t we start with you asking me questions. Typically interviews begin with a broad description of the role that you are gunning...

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Interview Insights | Key Question: What role will you play on the team? [Template & Sample]

April 8, 2015 Interviewing

Interview question: What role will you play on the team? This question comes from a recent client engagement. The goal was to uncover my client’s...

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Interview Insights | Key Question: What is your brand? [Template & Sample]

April 1, 2015 Interviewing

Interview Question: What is your brand? Last week was surprising. I had a debriefing session with a client who has his eyes on an opportunity...

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Interview Insights | Key Question: What are your career goals? [Template & Sample]

March 18, 2015 Interviewing

Interview Question: What are your career goals? This question tries to uncover a few things: We want to know whether this job is the right...

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Interview Insights | Key Question: Do you enjoy working in a structured environment? [Template & Sample]

March 13, 2015 Interviewing

Interview Question: As a creative professional, can you thrive while working for a client with lots of rules and restrictions? This question comes from a...

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